First Warning Forecast: Tracking dangerously hot weather, then a break for the weekend

Posted at 1:04 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 13:04:55-04

***Heat Advisory is in effect until 8 pm for all of Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina. Expect high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and heat index values from 105 to 110 this afternoon.***

Tracking dangerously hot weather, then a break from the extreme heat for the weekend….Today is on track to be the hottest day of the year so far. We’re expecting high temperatures in the mid and upper 90s this afternoon. But with dew points in the mid 70s, it will feel much hotter. In fact, heat index values will range from 105 to 110 this afternoon. We’ll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies today. A couple of pop-up showers or storms could develop this afternoon into the evening. We’ll watch the radar closely. For tonight, we’re expecting partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or storm is possible. Low temperatures will be in the upper 70s.

On Friday, we’re expecting another hot, humid day. High temperatures will rise into the mid 90s. However, with the humidity, we’ll have heat index values in the triple digits. Take your precautions. We’ll see partly cloudy skies and a few scattered shower and thunderstorms by the afternoon and evening.

By the weekend, our temperatures will fall back into the upper 80s. But we’re expecting more showers and thunderstorms as a system to our southwest moves in and stalls across the viewing area. We’re not expecting a complete weekend washout, but have your rain gear handy. Temps will be near 90 on Monday.

Today: Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy. Isolated Shower/Storm (20%). Hot & Humid. Highs in the mid to upper 90s. Heat index to 105+. Winds: SW 5-15 mph.

Tonight: A Few Clouds. Stray Shower/Storm (20%). Lows in the upper 70s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms (30%). Highs in the low to mid 90s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1963 F2 Tornado: Pasquotank Co

2000 F0 Tornado: Middlesex Co, F0 Tornado Mathews Co

2004 F0 Tornado: Virginia Beach

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
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